Why America is Free

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photo by Jorge Riano/Mt. Pleasant, SC

The Georgia Society endorsed Values Through History and its curriculum Why America Is Free at the Board of Governors Meeting in 2010.  With the support of our members and our state matching grant program, this outstanding curriculum is now being used in nine schools in Georgia.

The Why America Is Free [clickable link] Curriculum is a non-partisan enrichment curriculum that produces extraordinary results by using a revolutionary combination of content and methods. Over ten years of full time research at outstanding historical institutions, writing, and classroom testing in diverse schools went into the meticulous creation of the curriculum. It epitomizes the.ideal teaching methods of the national core curriculum standards. It also meets or surpasses state standards in every subject. Fitting within the mandated time limits, it is a unique, interdisciplinary, course of study for upper elementary students in which all senses are engaged and the students live what they are learning. No subject is taught in isolation but rather as tightly integrated elements. It is unparalleled in providing the most comprehensive, engaging, accurate account of the American Revolution and founding period, including the influence of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. For six weeks, students are immersed in this era in every subject—Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, Music, Philosophy, Visual Arts, Character Education, Performing Arts and Physical Education—in a hands-on study that brings this period to life like never before. These meaningful experiences and connections result in academic excitement, true learning, high-level thinking, in-depth retained knowledge, and improved behavior and decision-making.

Click here to download an abbreviated brochure for this wonderful organization. Values Through History

Where in Georgia is the program in place? For more information about individual contacts at the schools please contact Mary Pearson Mary@pearsonfarm.com

Thomasville Brookwood Elementary Introduced by Society of the Cincinnati (SOC) member who learned about it from  a NSCDA-SC member Funding from School & Parents Club
Augusta Westminster Schools of Augusta Introduced by NSCDA-GA member Funding from School
Albany Deerfield-Windsor Introduced by NSCDA-GA member Funding from NSCDA-GA
Sandersville Brentwood School Introduced by NSCDA-GA member Funding from NSCDA-GA
Macon Ace Academy  Introduced by Macon Town Committee Partial grant from NSCDA-GA and the school
Macon Stratford Academy Introduced by Macon Town committee Funded by individuals
Americus Furlow Charter School Introduced by NSCDA-GA member Funding by a NSCDA-GA member
Americus Southland Academy Introduced by Americus Town Committee Funded by NSCDA-GA and two members of the Americus Town Committee
Perry The Westfield School Introduced by NSCDA-GA member Funding from NSCDA-GA and the school
Augusta Lake Forest Hill Elementary

 

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